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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 4, 2009 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Sweet Comes a Time

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-04.sbd.miller.91970.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 4, 2009 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

Not familiar with this one, especially since the amazing version from Buffalo is only a few days away. I'll have to check this out

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 4, 2009 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

omfg YES. Im glad you pointed this out man.
I was going to post that if you listen to only ONE song
today, that THIS is the one. Nice straddling PITBs too, if only we had that Dolby "D".

Only love can fill, and only Phil can love...

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Poster: wineland Date: May 4, 2009 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

The Terrapin>Playing>Comes a Time>Playing has long been a favorite of mine. I have ran more miles to this segment of songs than any other. The fluidity has always seemed to work for me when the endorphins are doing a full tilt boogie on my brain and body.

Here is Jim Wise’s reviewed of this medley in The Taping Compendium:

“Next we get one of the most incredible jams I have ever personally experienced: a forty-five-minute meltdown of “Terrapin” > “Playing” > “Comes a Time” > “Playing.” This was all music, with no drum solo at all. The transitions between songs are all lengthy and well crafted. “Terrapin Station” was a new song. We did not even know the name of it; we just called it “Inspiration.” Picture yourself at the Palladium with a crowd of no more than a few thousand. Onstage the Dead are blowing out this new and incredible composition; everyone is paying strict attention to the waves of music building from the stage. Jerry is singing so sweetly. “Terrapin” reaches a final climax then launches into “Playing.” What makes this version so unique and special is the jamming. It is a journey that has some of the most liquid, flowing, haunting, shimmering, melodic, and beautiful improvisation that must be heard to be fully appreciated. The crowd was dead silent, just absolutely awestruck. At one point Lesh was emanating this super low frequency feedback that was literally vibrating the entire concert hall. As if from a dream "Comes a Time" emerges. This is without a doubt my personal all-time favorite version. Perfect tempo, sung to perfection, with an extended jam that eventually returns back to "Playing."

As soon as “Playing” ended, the house lights came on. There was really nothing more that the band could say musically. An encore would have been inappropriate, and no one was complaining. The whole audience was blown away, and we just kind of shuffled out into the street.”

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Poster: liranfa Date: May 4, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

Thanks for sharing that review. It's good to hear from someone who was at the show. Those low notes that the reviewer refers to from Phil always made my speakers distort in the old days.....I have better equipment now. Always one of my all time favorite shows and by far my favorite Comes a Time. I love the Charlie Miller transfer but you still lose part of the last verse in Playing in the Band. I had an old cassette copy of the radio broadcast which had the entire 4 songs without cut but I can't find it. With all the upgrades, I'm surprised that someone hasn't fixed that one.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 4, 2009 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time - Calling WHARFRAT

I believe WHARFRAT was at this show, his first i think. Perhaps he can chime in. I think I like the Buffalo one a few nights later a bit more, but it's all personal preference.

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: May 4, 2009 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time - Calling WHARFRAT

Indeed this was my first show.
Of course, I didn't realize how lucky I was at the time :)
And little did I know that was only the begining.
I love that whole show.

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 4, 2009 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

there's also a sweet 2nd set Matrix from hseamons that I'm torrenting now from bt.etree (VERY slow though, 7-12kbs)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-04.set2.mtx.seamons.92159.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 4, 2009 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

Overshadowed by that amazing 2nd set and the awesome Comes a Time (I still can't decide which is better--this or 5/9/77) is a beautiful SCARLET>FIRE in which Bobby throws in a "China Cat" lick during the early part of Scarlet...it's a quickie but very distinct. Yet another incredible show from the Dead's greatest month/year ever.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 4, 2009 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

I'd give the edge to the 5/9/77 Comes a Time myself.

I also have a particular fondness for the 7/17/76 version. It goes into a great jam - I like Garcia's sweet guitar sound a lot more than his '77 sound - and he sings it himself (no Donna), which I prefer. And not only does it start the set (very unusual), it's dominated by Keith (also unusual!) - which shows one big difference between '76 and '77.

After May '77 they pretty much dropped Comes a Time for a couple years, until it popped up again in 1980. There were some nice versions that year - for instance, check out 5/10/80 or 8/19/80 - although I think Garcia's playing had slipped a bit since '77.
Then they abandoned the song again for five (!) years, til it resurfaced again in 1985. By then Garcia's voice was a lot gruffer....of course that adds to the song in some ways.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 5, 2009 5:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

Thanks for the info LIA, I may have to check some of those out

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Poster: Jim F Date: May 4, 2009 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

Also probably my favorite Comes a Time (gotta love 7/16/76 too), the jam at the end is magical. The whole jam is beautiful.

May 4th was the day I first kissed my very recent ex (broke up less than a week ago), I guess you'd call it our anniversary. I recall listening to this show then and being so moved by the Comes a Time. Listening to it now 2 years later, it has such a different meaning but is just as moving and inspiring in a different way.

Anyway enough personal crap, point is the Comes a Time SMOKES!!!

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: May 5, 2009 5:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

check out 12-27-90....i know..1990...but this is a great version...right from the middle solo to the end..Garcias end solo is Just spot on!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-12-27.set2-fixed.sbd.8193.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: boltman Date: May 4, 2009 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sweet Comes a Time

Thanks, a great listen.